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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
July 2, 2001

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UFOs are reported in New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, California, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, UK, Italy, and Japan. On July 4, 2001, the Earth is furthest from the Sun.

COMET LINEAR - C/2001 A2 made its closest approach to Earth on June 30th, glowing at visual magnitude 4. Although, Comet LINEAR is not spectacular, it is easy to spot with the unaided eye as it tends to brighten and dim. For finder charts visit:


WASHINGTON DC -- On May 9, at the National Press Club some twenty former government employees claiming encounters with unidentified flying objects while performing military or government duties went public to demand open congressional hearings on this mostly highly classified phenomenon. Air Force Academy graduate Captain Robert Salas, who spent seven years on active duty, reported that in March of 1967, UFOs flying above Minuteman Missile silos at Malmstrom Air Force Base (AFB) in Montana had knocked off line a dozen nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. The witnesses gave a picture of UFOs frequently hovering over key military and nuclear sites nationwide. UFOs also penetrated airspace around nuclear weapons systems in the autumn of 1975. Security forces at Loring AFB, Maine, Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan, and others along the Northern Border including Malmstrom AFB again were scrambled. At least one fighter was lost chasing the UFOs. Lt. Colonel Dwynne Arneson was in charge of the Communication Center at the Twentieth Air Division at Malestrom and dispatching nuclear launch authentication's to SAC missile crews. He saw messages stating UFOs were near the missile silos. Crew coming to work and going off duty saw the metallic circular objects shinning lights down on the missile silos and shutting them down.

UFOs also penetrated the airspace around nuclear weapons systems in the autumn of 1975. Security forces at Loring AFB, Maine, Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan, and others along the Northern Border including Malmstrom AFB again were scrambled. At least one fighter was lost chasing the UFOs. He saw messages stating UFOs were near the missile silos. Crews coming to work and going off duty saw the metallic circular objects hovering above the missile silos. Professor Robert Jacobs, who was an Air Force Lieutenant reports he was in charge of the 1369th team filming a ballistic missile launch from Vandenberg AFB. After the second and third stage of the Atlas missile burned out and departed a dummy warhead was left streaking for the target. An UFO could be seen coming into the view tracking the warhead. Beams of light were shot at the warhead repeatedly from the UFO and the warhead started tumbling uncontrollably as the UFO flew away.

The combined testimony of Disclosure witnesses indicates the Earth is being visited by intelligently flown UFOs showing a capability to locate our missile systems, to cause failure of their guidance and control systems, and if necessary to destroy them in flight. These combined activities indicate a sophisticated intelligence providing a clear warning against nuclear weapons. Numerous witnesses and documents back the testimony. It is my opinion there must be a perception by the leaders of these countries that a potential threat exists. President Ronald Reagan went on national television and told the world he was going to build a defensive shield called the Strategic Defensive Initiative (SDI), generally called Star Wars. Its mission was to protect us, to protect us all. We are going to share with everybody including our enemy the Soviet Union. A few years later, we became allies with the Russians and now we fly together aboard the International Space Station. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Perhaps the real meaning of Reagan's remarks made to the 42nd General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 21, 1987, during the height of the Cold War, becomes more meaningful. Reagan stated, "In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us realize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask you, IS NOT AN ALIEN FORCE ALREADY AMONG US?"


SURF CITY -- On Friday, June 29, 2001, my wife, and daughter were looking at the Atlantic Ocean just after dark about 8:30 PM and noticed a light moving under water. About thirty people gathered on the beach to video tape and watch the strange lights. I walked down the beach to the nearest point of the underwater lights. They were moving about a hundred yards from shore. Red green and white lights were observed. At times they would swing in an arc extending out 15 to 20 yards. Gradually I noticed the lights were moving toward the shore. Three alien looking beings dressed in black rose up out of the ocean. They wore dark masks and were of short stature. They were making strange breathing sounds and stumbling as they came ashore. I had my video camera on super night shot and got great shots and finally the intruders were identified. Three young scuba divers waded ashore with bags filled with shells and treasures of the sea. They said the sea was teaming with small fish, crabs and squid. The onlookers were disappointed. They told me the night before there were speeding lights maneuvering oven the ocean. The lights would fly in from the north, come to a screeching halt, hover, and fly off again. Many thought the lights under the sea were connected to UFO sighting. Joe who owns Joe's Towing told me he had never seen anything like the UFOs the night before!


ST. PETERSBURG -- I was driving home at 7:00 PM with my brother as passenger on 4th Street heading south when my attention was drawn to look to my left through the driver's side window to see a gold disk-shaped object on June 10, 2001, above the treeline, which appeared to be pacing us at about 40 mph. I turned to my brother to tell him to look at it. He saw it by looking up through the sunroof so it must have moved up higher. I stopped to observe it for about 4 minutes. The disk was now stationary, and about 45 degrees up with a white light omitting off it. We left for home leaving it behind and the next morning I went back to the same spot at the same time just to view the sky to see if there is anything that I could have mistaken it for. There were no stars, nothing visible. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director National Reporting Center


CHANSON -- The witness was sitting outside with his parents at about 10:30 PM on June 10, 2001, watching the stars, when three stars that had been sitting in the same spot started to move across the sky at a constant pace. They sopped for a few seconds, and then they would move higher, stop, and move across the sky. This continued for two minutes before the objects were completely out of view. The witness said, "I cannot really say if it was one big craft, or three smaller crafts, but they formed a perfect right triangle, and moved at the same speed, and stopped at the same time the entire length of the event." Satellites don't form perfect geometric shapes, and stop in random spots across the sky. Now the object or objects never really passed close to the ground, the entire time they maintained a high altitude.


OAK PARK -- At 11:33 PM on June 16, 2001, the witness took his Dalmatians out for walk in the park. The witness saw what he thought was a lightning bug across the street at the park. I followed this green yellowish light as it went straight up slowly above the tree line, so he couldn't tell how close it was. It wasn't flickering, just getting smaller. Then the light started moving south to north without making a sound. He didn't take his eyes off it; because he thought it was interesting and realized it was not ascending any longer. He says, "I could see some reflection from the city lights on the underside of the craft." I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I saw a round saucer shape with only one green yellowish light at the rear of the object. As it went north he was able to follow it until it slowly flew out of sight. The clouds were around 8,000 feet and winds aloft were less than 5 knots. The craft never went behind the clouds the whole time that I saw it, so I know it was less than 8,000 feet. I've never seen anything like this before! Thanks to Peter NUFORC


AMES -- Beverly Trout Iowa MUFON State Director reports they have investigated a case that occurred on May 17, 2001, when a Ph.D. at Iowa State University, his wife, and three children witnessed the sighting of a "huge," silent triangle with bright blinking, strobing, and pulsing white lights. It was first seen at about 50 degrees up from western horizon, and was last seen about 30 degrees up from eastern horizon. The craft took three minutes to cross this area at 9:45 PM. A few minutes later the witnesses called Beverly. Subsequent investigation shows cloud ceiling at 9,000 feet. The family estimated the object was at an altitude of 5,000 feet, with closest approach at 85 degrees almost overhead. The Flying Triangle was viewed by the husband and wife through binoculars with 378 feet linear diameter field of view @1,000 yards. Binocular field of view could not contain the entire triangular object. That is, husband and wife could NOT see the entire object within the field of view of their binoculars. These are very credible witnesses.

Investigators having checked law enforcement, Iowa State climatologist, and FAA, are convinced that whatever was seen was, indeed "HUGE," and since we cannot easily explain it, it remains in the UFO category. A neighbor to the above family saw an unexplained aerial object between/beside their adjacent homes on a previous occasion. In addition, the wife witness in the above case had a daytime sighting three years ago near the southwestern part of Ames. Plus, MUFON has been contacted with abduction reports by several individuals in the Ames area -- all witnesses thus far check out as highly educated, credible individuals with their psychological feet-on-the-ground, i.e., not wanting to over-conclude, but realizing that they've been able to remain conscious at least part of the time during encounters involving UFOs. Perhaps it's worth noting that only seven (7) miles from Ames in 1996, two crop formations were discovered, with plant and soil samples subsequently being submitted to Dr. W. C. Levengood's nonprofit laboratory in Michigan with lab results clearing-showing anomalies associated with the formations. Thanks to Bev Trout Iowa MUFON State Director


DENVER -- Greg Lauver reports on June 28, 2001, he saw a satellite 75 degrees up from the eastern horizon bearing south. It changed its mind and curved east, and faded out. This happened over Denver. I don't know if this qualifies as a "sighting" or not, but I thought I would forward it on. Thanks to Jim Hickman.


SIMI VALLEY -- A bright light coming through Esther Petersen's bedroom window awakened her on June 25, 2001, around 3:00 AM. She got up to look and to the northeast, she saw a very bright light about the size of an orange, very high in the sky. The object moved slowly and seemed to turn and had an irregular basketball shape emitting an orange light from the bottom reaching to the ground. She has made a drawing of what she saw, showing several distinct shapes. At this time, she also witnessed several round objects come from the first object and hover around it. She woke up her sister, and they both watched the object for another five minutes before everything just vanished. Her sister's comment was that, "The stars were sure beautiful tonight." Esther gave this report to Dr. Roger Leir, Section Director of Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties MUFON. The woman also said, she had seen, "a white, semi-clear figure standing by her bed that communicated telepathically that she would understand all this at a later date." She did not notice any other particular detail, other than that, "His hands were large, and he seemed to fidget with them, as if he didn't know what to do with them." Dr. Leir said, I've known this lady for many years, and she is not prone to fantasy, she is a very solid witness." NOTE: The town of Simi Valley is located near Thousand Oaks, 40 miles north of Los Angeles. It is overlooked by the Boeing/Rocketdyne facility, that has been the site of a good deal of UFO activity. Thanks to Dr. Roger Leir and Don Robertson GBR262 Board Member Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties MUFON.


ALBERTA -- The Calgary Sun of June 28, 2001, reports George Hofer returned to his Hutterite colony in southeast Alberta with a strange tale of a funnel of fire in a farmer's field. The funnel lit up the night for an hour, then faded into sparkles. A month later, farmer Ken Masson found a three-metre-wide circle in his field, with four indentations inside. Word spread quickly that an alien spacecraft had landed. A University of Lethbridge geologist refuted the UFO theory, but replaced it with an explanation nearly as interesting. Pano Karkanis said the crater in Masson's field near Etzikom, 250 km southeast of Calgary, was caused by a meteorite. Karkanis analyzed the soil in the crater and tested it for radioactivity. He found no signs of radioactive material that might suggest exposure to extraterrestrial technology. He dismissed the indentations as marks made by rainfall, saying the meteorite probably buried itself a meter deep in Masson's field. But Karkanis' findings drew criticism. Masson himself didn't buy the rainwater explanation, pointing out the area had been dry as a bone, with farmers such as himself lamenting the absence of rainfall. Others have said a meteorite wouldn't produce the effect Hofer saw, and that it would have left residue in the crater. Also, the crater's perfectly circular shape is not likely the result of a meteorite impact, believers said. Thanks to Gerry Farshores -


Troy Allen reports since June 25, 2001, he is observing UFOs over Popocatpétl near Mexico City almost daily from the volcano's observation camera. Over sixty UFOs have been seen in recent weeks. The volcano is active and dark objects can be seen flying around the area. UFO s appear to have an interest in the volcano since the December 21, 1994, eruption, ending decades of slumber. RI MUFON's Janet Bucci indicates she saw UFOs at the site on July 3, 2001. Small elliptical colored light that changes color (green, blue, pink, purple, yellow) that is more or less stationary (sometimes it moves a little bit, or is closer or further away from the webcam lens) and a larger roundish or flattened whitish light that moves from snapshot to snapshot and is much closer to the forefront (sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not). Photos are available at: and
http://www.cenapred.unam.mxmvolcan.html Thanks to Troy Allen


CACHI -- The Newspaper Diario "El Tribuno" June 25, 2001, "It was the size of a football stadium," claims the witness who filmed a massive UFO. "This is the most incredible document that has ever been seen and I achieved it with my own camera," said journalist Antonio Zuleta, who filmed a giant UFO. Journalist, mountaineer and marathon runner Antonio Zuleta nervously contacted the newsroom of El Tribuno, and with good reason. "Listen to me, brother," he said. "I've achieved the most amazing document. Last night (Saturday 23rd) I shot some fantastic footage. I captured a giant Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) on film. It was moving slowly over a ridge located some 800 meters from town. It was immense--perhaps the size of a football stadium. And the recording I have in my hands is so good that I think it will become a document of unquestionable value to researchers," he emphasized.

Antonio Zuleta, 59, is a well-known character, he works for the FM San Jose radio station and his adventurous spirit has made him famous. He holds the world record of eight ascents of the mythic Nevado de Cachi Mountains. This tall, rangy, angular faced, mustachioed athlete has one further obsession: UFOs. "Its just that their presence here isn't a recent thing," he explained." There are hundreds of accounts, even landings by these craft. I have heard stories since I was a kid and I never go anywhere without my camcorder. I have a late model Sony which has become my new traveling companion," Zuleta expanded. "It was nearly 21:00 hours on Saturday. Cachi was still ablaze with the St.John's Night bonfires. He was taking his daughter to the hospital when he noticed a flash. The object was enormous and moved slowly at 15,000 meters, and must have been the size of a football stadium. It gave off lights like streamers of red and green. It was incredible. I filmed it for over 20 minutes, when it suddenly accelerated to a fantastic speed and was lost in space," said the witness. A specialist from Salta analyzed the film and considers it to be legitimate. The sighting occurred only a few hours away from the 54th anniversary of the first official UFO report by Kenneth Arnold on June 24th 1947. The object made intelligent movements, accelerated and decelerated at prodigious speeds, and was surrounded by a green outline, Also, it has a white core and produced red and blue flashes while projecting violet and sky-blue beams. It was oval in shape, although in the video, its movements give it the appearance of changing shape constantly. "It might be a mothership!" Thanks to Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology and Gloria Coluchi. Translation (C) 2001


MUNICH - The June report from MUFON Central European Society (CES) states, "We keep on receiving about two reports per month that stay unidentified." We have studied 431 UFO reports since 1974. Most objects were reported to be saucer shaped (26%), ball shaped objects/lights (24%), triangular/quadrangular objects (15%) and unusually shaped objects (12 %). As updated statistics show we could identify 62 objects on photos and 18 objects on film. Additional 48 reports without photos or film could be identified. In 62.5% of the identified cases disco laser light shows were misinterpreted as UFOs. 303 cases (70%) remain unidentified. 48 previously unpublished cases (including drawings) are now online in German language. See In 2000, we could not identify 17 UFO reports (in 1999:15; 1998:29; 1997:25). Last month we received two very typical reports of objects that scared the observers. During the night June 8 to 9th two milky white shining objects as big as the moon pursued a married couple. The witnesses were scared because they felt the objects were watching them and hovered above their house until the objects disappeared. On May 28, a woman observed three 40 meters wide and 16 meters long triangles at about 200 meters altitude that moved very slowly. The objects appeared "threatening" because the rumbling objects were so close. After investigation it is clear that some reports remain unexplained but nationwide subscription newspapers, are as skeptical and polemic as ever.

Interestingly Germany's leading tabloid newspaper BILD recently speculated; that NATO had fear of UFOs after George W. Bush mysteriously spoke of new threats. See A representative poll of the Allensbacher Research Institute shows that every fifth German under 30 years "believes in visitors from out of space." The Emnid Research Institute poll showed that every fifth German regardless of age believes in a UFO reality. A recent Gallup poll shows that every third American believes earth has been visited. Thanks to Hannes la Rue News & Web Master MUFON-CES.


Karl Horvath writes, "Filer's Files should link to the BBC news account of the woman in the UK that filmed the UFO. Since they show only a still from the video, it is my fear that this video will never make it to the public domain." Here is the link. Thanks to Karl Horvath.


CREMONA -- Corriere della Sera [Evening Courier June 19 2001 By Sperangelo Bandera reports that many people equipped with binoculars and cameras saw an orange light in the sky on Friday night, June 15th. It was observed to fly very fast towards the east and then return to the same point in the sky. The flying disc was seen near midnight from the area of Stagno [Pond] Lombardo, Martignana Po, to Casalmaggiore and Vicoboneghisio, all communities that border the river Po." I thought that it was Sirius," said Claudia, a witness, "I understood that it could not be that star, because it proceeded to zigzag and emanate an orange light. It moved much too fast to be a satellite." Pier Toscani and his mother Katia also saw the UFO from their shop in Casalmaggiore. "I am skeptical," he said, "but I admit its intermittent light left an impression on me. My mother was frightened. "Many people are being organized with cameras hoping to discover its true nature." Thanks to Jerry Farshores


CHIGASAKI BEACH, KANAGAWA, -- Masinaigan reports that on June 20, 2001, Two large very bright lights hovering low in the sky between 8:00-8:15 PM. Difficult to judge distance but further away than an island that is about 2km off-shore. Size was also difficult to judge, but 10 times the size of nearby lights on fishing boats. The lights moved slowly up and down, occasionally slowly disappearing and reappearing. Once a third light also appeared. The lights were yellowish and very bright. After 15 minutes they all went out. Thanks to Joseph Trainor


ST HELENS PARK, SYDNEY -- On June 23, 2001, two bright orange lights about approached from the west in the northern winter night's sky about 10:00 PM. They hovered for about 1/2 hour then proceeded east and vanished. The lights had a steady glow and did not blink. The objects flew faster than a domestic plane. Thanks to Cheryl Baldo (


SEATTLE -- Director Peter B. Davenport writes: We have found FAA personnel to be extraordinarily helpful with regard to the UFO phenomenon. They probably are our best source of accurate, factual data regarding dramatic UFO sightings. We have received countless telephone calls from controllers and supervisors, who appear to be every bit as fascinated by the UFO phenomenon as we investigators. Some specific cases come to mind. On November 17, 1995, when multiple fireballs streaked across New England, down the east coast, and were later seen over the Northwest, the second call we received was from an FAA controller out of Nashua, NH. Because of the call, NUFORC was able to obtain the audio footage of two airliners reporting the event as they departed New York for Europe.

When a disc-shaped object paced a turbo-prop airliner near Saginaw, MI, on February 27, 1996, the FAA controller called us and express mailed a pre-release audiotape of the radio communications. It allowed the principal aviation journalist at The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland to write a two-page article about the incident...(which was "spiked" by his editor.) When a huge, triangular formation of unusually bright lights approached two airliners just north of Dallas/Ft. Worth on the morning of October 26, 1999, the first call we received was from an FAA controller. He express mailed certain crucial materials of interest. When a "cruise missile" shaped object streaked past two executive jets over Missouri on November 11, 1999, the first report of the incident we received was from an FAA supervisor. There are many other examples, if anyone needs more evidence. From my vantage point, the FAA is not "part of the cover-up." In fact, they appear to be unsung heroes in all of this. Please, don't criticize our best source of information! Thanks to: Peter B. Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center Hotline: 206-722-3000

ANNUAL MUFON SYMPOSIUM will be held July 20 - 22, 2001, in Irvine, California The MUFON SYMPOSIUM annually features the top UFO researchers from around the world. This year is no exception. There is no other place in the world where you can hear and meet so many top UFO researchers and scientists at one time. Everyone reading this flyer should attend a MUFON SYMPOSIUM at least once. Attendance can be a life-changing experience. See

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Jeff Challender has prepared a new tape of various UFOs that were caught on recent Shuttle video footage. Jeff has over an hour long tape of UFOs shot in space. Jeff spends hundreds of hours watching the shuttle broadcasts from space and is now an expert on NASA missions and even those onboard the shuttle are unlikely to see what Jeff does. Using Jeff's directions you will be able to learn the difference between space junk, ice crystals and real UFOs. I feel confident we could go into a court of law and convince any jury that there are UFOs moving at high speed around the Earth. Send $25 to: Jeff Challender 2768 Mendel Way - Sacramento, California 95833-2011


David E. Twichell writes, "The ancient astronaut and Biblical UFO hypotheses are not new. However, no one seems to want to take the matter to the next logical step. If Ezekiel's, "wheel within a wheel," and Moses', "pillar of fire and cloud," were forerunners of today's UFOs, then the Star of Bethlehem and the brilliant cloud to which Jesus ascended must be treated in the same vein. When Biblical descriptions of anomalous aerial phenomena are overlaid on that of modern-day UFO reports, the picture seems to meld as one. Once the evidence has been presented, the reader is led to a conclusion that is at best convincing and at least thought provoking. Are you willing to risk having your worldview shaken? Read the preface free at: To order your copy of THE UFO - JESUS CONNECTION, go to: Or Save the shipping charges and order your autographed copy by sending a check or money order for $13.95 (US) to: David Twichell, P.O. Box 511, Trenton MI. 48183-0511

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